Democracy vs. authoritarianism

9/3/2020, 6 p.m.
Re “Trump uses Black people to defend him at RNC,” Free Press Aug. 27-29 edition:

Re “Trump uses Black people to defend him at RNC,” Free Press Aug. 27-29 edition:

No. 45 is a daily fixture on the airwaves crowing about everything and saying nothing about helping lower income Americans as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

For No. 45 and the Republican Party, it’s business as usual, with the U.S. Senate blocking common sense legislative bills from the U.S. House of Representatives, trying to adjust the stock market’s reactions, putting profits over deaths and the right wing media defending the shooting of Jacob Blake seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wis., police.

No. 45 has lots of anti-immigrant and racist policies but no major legislative achievements in four years. Monday through Thursday last week were nightly lies from the GOP. When President Trump took the stage to accept the Republican nomination for president, he goaded his supporters into chanting “12 more years,” not “four more years.”

It all tops off a profoundly frightening month in which President Trump said he could postpone the election, threatened to send police to polling stations, sent secret federal agents into cities to attack peaceful protesters and tried to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service to suppress the vote.

The 2020 election is about democracy versus authoritarianism.

No. 45, the White House and the Republican Party leadership are not honest and cannot be trusted. There is a pathological liar and idiot in the seat of command.

There should be more kudos from the people for our governor, Ralph S. Northam, and selected health staff members who moved out front on COVID-19 actions and planning. I continue to believe Gov. Northam and his staff over the White House, Fox News, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and other Trump cronies.

If you listen to No. 45, you can be accelerating your meeting with God. Bishop Gerald O. Glenn and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain are sad examples.